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CNW - Honey Creek Bridge

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Honey Creek Bridge Ruins

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in August 2013

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BH Photo #263304

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Description 

Site where engine #11 went into Honey Creek that fateful night in 1881. Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Honey Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Location
Boone County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1912, Removed 1930
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #621
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01538, -93.91766   (decimal degrees)
42°00'55" N, 93°55'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/424019/4651891 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Inventory number
BH 57573 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • August 16, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

Comments 

CNW Honey Creek Bridge
Posted August 18, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Dylan,

The county actually owns it. The historical museum likes to take kids out there on field trips. I was planning on packing through some woods this winter to get back to it, but apparently there is a good enough foot trail heading back. Good remains here! :)

CNW Honey Creek Bridge
Posted August 18, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Excellent find young man! I wanted to head out there someday myself and see what was left, but you beat me to it.